Trouble On Earth Day – Book Review

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m deviating a little from the norm for a Friday, but it’s so worth it!

Trouble on Earth Day, written by author, Kathy Stemke, has recently been released. This is her fourth children’s book.

Trouble on Earth Day by Kathy Stemke

Kathy is a retired teacher and a prolific writer, so I was confident I’d fall in love with her colorful, easy-to-read book. The illustrations will capture the attention of even the youngest readers.

We must take care of the earth, so the earth can take care of us.

The story begins when Shelby comes home from school having won 1st prize for her Earth Day poster. She has learned much about caring for the earth – recycling, reusing and repurposing. She and her parents scour their home for items that can be used in new ways. She even uses a few of her recyclables to help her friend, Bluebird, build a new nest.

A short history of Earth Day  is simple enough for young children, ages 4-8, to grasp. The resource section is a valuable tool  for teachers and parents to reinforce the lesson Shelby helps children understand. It includes 22 pages of activities including songs, crafts, games and discussion aids. 

What I love about Trouble on Earth Day: Kathy Stemke didn’t just write a children’s book on recycling. She wrote a children’s book that makes it easy for parents, grandparents and teachers  to instill good habits in a memorable way. My granddaughters will have many hours of delight in reading the story and enjoying the activities.

You can purchase Trouble on Earth Day at:

Author’s Den  or  Amazon 

About the author:

kathy stemke

Kathy Stemke has a passion for writing, the arts and all things creative. She has Bachelor degrees from Southern Connecticut State University and Covenant Life Seminary, as well as graduate coursework from New York Institute of Technology and Columbia University. Hanging her hat in the North Georgia Mountains, she has been a teacher, tutor, and writer for many years.

 As a freelance writer and ghostwriter, Kathy has published hundreds of articles in directories, websites and magazines. She is a reviewer for Sylvan Dell Publishing and a former editor for The National Writing for Children Center. As a retired teacher, Kathy has several activities published with Gryphon House Publishing. Kathy is also part of the team at DKV Writing 4 U, a writing services company that includes ghostwriting, copywriting, editing, proofreading, critiquing, and resumes.

 Kathy’s first children’s picture book, Moving Through All Seven Days, was published on Lulu. Her next two picture books, Sh, Sh, Sh Let the Baby Sleep, and Trouble on Earth Day were released in 2011.  Visit her book blog at

 Mrs.Stemke offers great teaching tips and children’s book reviews as well as a monthly newsletter titled, MOVEMENT AND RHYTHM, on her blog.

I know I have lots of mom and grandmoms that visit my blog. What’s your opinion of this book? Would your children or grandchildren enjoy it and benefit from it?

You know I love hearing from you and anxiously await your comments!


6 thoughts on “Trouble On Earth Day – Book Review

  1. I’ll keep this one in mind as a Christmas gift for my niece. You know what kids book I adore, and I use it as a fun keepsake gift for friends and loved ones? I Like You by Sandol Stoddard Warburg. It’s all black and white sketches and cute lines about why two friends get along so well. Love it!

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